I will now try and give a brief synopsis of my weekend. Four days of skiing, which were great, up at Sunday River. Several trips to Suds for some Hardcore cider and the expensive carnivore pizza. I did get a bunch of bumps, bruises and various injuries from the skiing. I was able to land some more helicopters on some larger jumps, but a lot of the landings caused me to bruise my shin on my ski boots. The helmet debate has really heated up especially since my big fall in the AmEx terrain park. I was doing a nice rail slide and fell, hurting my lower back, but the worst part was that my ski fell off and hit me in the head. The list of people encouraging the new helmet has grown, I was thinking about starting a fund on the journal, if you would like the integrity of this site to continue, please donate money for the Keegan Helmet Fund. Because if I fall and bump my head, who knows if I will be able to keep writing this journal. I know I am all over the place, but I am sick so give me a break.
We also saw a bunch of Santa's skiing on the mountain on Sunday. They have an event where if you wear a Santa suit, you get to ski for free. Here is one of the Santa's skiing behind Travis.
I do need to give a shout out to Noelle, who was kind enough to ski with me on Friday and also invited me to her birthday party on Sunday night, and quite the party it was, some of you know what I mean. Noelle was also kind enough to point out that my mittens stink like feet. We were sitting in the lodge and she started sniffing and thought it was her, and I reassured her by telling her it was definitely my mittens. So now I have attained the nickname of "Stinky Glove Guy". So I decided it was time to purchase some new gloves, the only requirement is that they are washable.
Skiing yesterday was cold, at 8AM it was 0 degrees at the base with a 15-20 mile per hour wind. I did create three rules for cold weather skiing:
1) Leave no skin exposed.
2) Don't fall down (the snow was very hard)
3) Stay away from slow lifts.
I ended up skiing for two hours and then heading home. I did talk to a liftie this weekend, there is this female liftie, and I have been wondering how to say her name, which is spelled, Echoo, so I finally asked and she said (EKOO). Then she asked me how I say my name, now I don't know if she knew I had a strange name or if she just gets asked that question a lot. Gotta love those lifties.
Update on the car, I now have 3555 miles on the Jetta, it was quite a productive weekend. Wendy is currently winning the contest.
Oh yeah, so I am sick today. I hate being sick!!
Dave Matthews Band Lyrics of the Day
Song title: Digging A Ditch
Where all these troubles weigh down on me will rise
Run to your dreaming when you’re alone
Where all these questions spinning round my head will die, will die, will die